Grateful Dead Live at Family Dog at the Great Highway on 1969-08-30
much less hiss than the previously circulating "SBcass > DAT > CDR"
Discs were generously supplied by Seth Kaplan
EAC>SHN transfer by Steve Barbella 3/02
EAC secure test and copy, offsets config'd, 100% track quality
SHNs created via MKW v.97 (seek enabled)
shntool used to verify the sectors...they were fine.
Deadlists Comments: The newly circulating CDs transcribe Latvala's cassette copy of the master reels. The cassette has a flip about 11 minutes in to the Dark Star but Latvala must have put some overlap on B because there is no cut audible on the well-produced CD.
A 41 minute fragment from this tape has circulated for years, usually mislabeled "Family Dog 8/29/69" but sometimes also mislabeld "Family Dog 6/5/69" or "Fillmore West 6/5/69." This fragment contains the last 17:50 of Dark Star through the first 3:28 of High Time.
Subject: oh yeah
Subject: I was there!
Subject: Very interesting Easy Wind
Let the good times roll!
Thanks, Seth Kaplan and Steve Barbella!!
Subject: Rough, Ragged and Beutiful
Subject: Doin' That Rag!
Subject: Kind of a mess...
The recording quality is very good for being such an old tape, but the show leaves me unsatisfied.
Subject: Once more, with feeling...
SQ A- (tape distortion/wobble last min of China & first min of Rag, otherwise HQ).
Show is a mournful follow after the lighthearted set the night before. Maybe they'd been tripping balls Friday night, and this was a Saturday night early-start/dive-splash into Sunday morning coming down. The Dead play with such deep, hard of feeling.
Cat is a spirited race into a Rag that does it bluesy, crazy and achy, with mad sadness (never hit/hurt me like that). Dew amazes, as they chase those blues away. Wind starts slow then they lower the hammer.
Dark Star is a one hell of a whole lotta journey. SS squeals as it's about to peel out of town. Finally The 11 just coasts before the drums crash land. Coming out the other end, High Time shouts against the darkness...
Subject: The GRATEFUL DEAD "Live On Stage" August 30, 1969 at the Family Dog, on the Great Hwy, San Francisco, California, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
~On This Day in GRATEFUL DEAD History~
~~~Summer of 69'~~~
I couldn't be there in 69, forty years ago on this date, but I showed up today despite the actions of commies, fascists, zealots, dictators, terrorists, and other scum.
Classic 1969 Sound/Performance.
I recommend adding this show to your 1969 GRATEFUL DEAD collection.
If you click the download button you can download this show.....duh?
I recommend using your EQ during playback of most of the shows on the IA, this one included.
Windows Media Player has a 10 band EQ and SRS WOW effects that enhance the sound.
Eat, Drink, Be Merry and Listen to the GRATEFUL DEAD if you can, if you can't...TFB.
Thanks for the LOVE from 1969.
AIRBORNE "DEATH FROM ABOVE" Viet Nam 1969.
PS: you'd think these shows would be in higher quality formats coming from San Francisco, right next to silicon valley, but apparently snot.
Subject: since you can't download this show anymore....
This one is wonderfull, like most from this era, but did anyone pick up bobby and phil's tighten up jam, starting about 20:48 goin to 21:50.
Great, Great DarkStar, from an era of great dark stars.
Subject: a half-hour of heaven in an off-kilter show
They do get rather loose as they near the end - but when they get into St Stephen, they come completely unhinged as Jerry stops playing - I think this must be the only Stephen where he doesn't play the solo, but instead just gives peals of feedback where the solo should be!
In spite of this, the rest of the band barrels on into The Eleven, and plays most of it without him! Certainly a unique bare-bones Eleven. Finally he gets his guitar working again, but only plays a little bit before they decide to give up, and it's time for a drum solo!
Finally they confuse the patient audience by finishing with an early, tentative High Time.
This show also features one of the early Easy Winds with a different feel, where they were still learning how to handle the time changes, and one of the strange early transitions from China Cat Sunflower to Doin' That Rag.
Subject: Thank you Seth Kaplan!
Excellent preformance. 5 star show. This is the GRATEFUL DEAD. Classic.
Easy Wind falls apart...but Pigpen keeps singing in time and brings it all back together then hands it over to Garcia for a solo.
Garcia calmly and patiently comes in several bars later and funks the whole groove so intensely that it's like his guitar is speaking and talking in tongues...Man, Jerry could make things come alive...and the EW groove is reborn.
DARK STAR into feedback into DARK STAR, 28 Minutes & 58 seconds long. It doesnt' get any better than this. Crank it up...and watch out, you can lose your mind in there...
The rest of the show is very enjoyable, and I highly recommend it.
5 stars for recording, and mix. 5 stars for performance.
Eat, drink, be merry and listen to the GRATEFUL DEAD.
Thanks for the Love.
Subject: gorgeous star
Subject: Dark Star
And, for what it's worth, what sounds like a broken-string incident about three-quarters of the way through, with the band vamping (TC on organ?) as Garcia restrings and recovers.
Subject: Great show
Subject: flashy 2
Subject: Great Dark Star
Subject: vintage '69